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Alaska 16 Hour Mechanical Administrator Package

  • 16 Hour Course
  • $149.00

This package is specifically designed for Mechanical Administrators who need continuing education in both the UPC & IMC. Because you are able to take UPC and IMC content, and many Mechanical Administrators are also licensed Plumbers, we have included both in this course. This 16 hour package includes:

  • 8 Hour Review of the 2018 UPC
  • 8 Hour Changes to the 2012 IMC

These courses are approved with the State of Alaska to meet your continuing education requirements for your Mechanical Administrator License!

The course begins with an introduction to the UPC and will cover how changes are described in the 2018 UPC, as well as how we'll show changes to Sections as we cover each Chapter. Most of the time spent in this class is on how the 2018 UPC is organized, getting into the scope and purpose of each of the 17 Chapters, as well as the 13 Appendices. In it, we'll go over a series of minor changes to the UPC Chapters, as it was updated from the 2015 version. We'll cover the major changes, explaining how each of the major changes affects the plumber.

The 8-hour 2012 IMC course will focus on the important changes to the IMC in 2012 from 2009. This includes an overview of the history and organization of the IMC. This includes new standards in Chapter 1 which addresses administration, maintenance, and inspections, as well as the updates to general regulations in Chapter 3. Ventilation systems are addressed in Chapter 4.

Chapter 5 contains some of the most extensive code changes. Here, various exhaust systems are addressed, as well as techniques for pressure equalization. This chapter also reviews topics including grease duct enclosures, cleanouts, and exhaust systems and hoods such as those in commercial kitchens. We'll also discuss air balance for commercial kitchen ventilation, hazardous exhaust duct penetrations, and energy recovery systems.

Chapter 6 will cover concerns in duct systems, such as return air openings, plenums, joints, dampers, and in Chapter 7, the standards and ratings for certain materials used in HVAC installation.

In Chapter 8, we'll discuss changes to regulations for temperature-sensitive areas such as chimneys and vents, fireplace doors, and evaporative coolers. Chapter 9 maintains a focus on special appliances which will likely require a manufacturer's instructions, while Chapter 11 looks at refrigeration systems.

  • Course ID(s): AK17823 & AK15217
  • Approved By: AK Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development - Mechanical Inspection Div.

Instructor Bio

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Dan Whaley, was trained in HVAC in the Air Force where he spent eight years after high school. His time in the Air Force gave him the opportunity to do everything from repairs of advanced systems to planning the development and implementation of preventative maintenance programs that were used in over 250 facilities.Dan is currently a Lead Technician for a one million square foot, 300+ bed medical hospital.

Since 2010 Dan has been an instructor with At Your Pace Online overseeing the development and class delivery of every HVAC offering that we have. The courses that Dan instructs have been used by tens of thousands of HVAC technicians, including many where online education had not previously been allowed.